Fourteen Ontario Golfers Set to Compete in RBC Canadian Open

The PGA TOUR returns to Ontario for the RBC Canadian Open from May 30 – June 2.

The national championship will be hosted by Hamilton Golf and Country Club, which has hosted numerous Golf Ontario championships in the past.


The field features 28 Canadian-born players, 14 of which will represent Ontario.

Of the 14 Ontario golfers, eight of them either received or qualified for exemptions. Some of the most recent players to receive exemptions or play their way into the championship, include Richard T. Lee of Toronto, Cam Kellett of London, Michael Blair of Ancaster and Ben Silverman of Thornhill.

Team Ontario will see four of its former members compete this weekend: Matthew Anderson of Mississauga; Ashton McCulloch of Kingston; Justin Matthews of Little Brittain and Max Sear of Markham.

The field will also see former Golf Ontario athletes and PGA TOUR winners, Corey Conners of Listowel, Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill and Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas.


Former Team Ontario member Ashton McCulloch is a former winner of the Junior (U19) Boys Championship (2019), and was recently named the Ontario Men’s Amateur Player of the Year after winning the 2023 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship and finished runner-Up in the 2023 Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship.

Matthew Anderson, former Team Ontario member, is a former winner of the Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship (2019) and the Ontario Junior (U19) Boys Spring Classic (2018). He was also Runner-up at the 2018 Ontario Junior (U19) Boys Championship.

Former Team Ontario member Max Sear previously won the 2015 Ontario Junior (U19) Boys Spring Classic.

Justin Matthews won the 2023 Ontario Men’s Match Play Championship. He is also a former Ontario Peewee Boys Champion (2016).

Corey Conners is a former Ontario Men’s Amateur Champion (2010).

Michael Gligic of Burlington competes in his seventh RBC Canadian Open. He has appeared in two PGA TOUR events this season.

PGA TOUR veteran and former Ontario Men’s Match Play Champion (1998) David Hearn of Brantford will make his 20th appearance at the RBC Canadian Open.

Canadian Golf Hall of Famer, two-time winner of the Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship (1990 and 1992) and Ontario Junior (U19) Boys Champion (1988) Mike Weir of Bright’s Grove will make his 31st appearance in the RBC Canadian Open. He is one appearance shy of George Cummings’ record of 32 starts.


Championship Venue: Hamilton Golf and Country Club

Championship Dates: May 30 – June 2

Field: 28 Canadian players (14 Ontarian players)

Format: 72-hole, stroke play, 36 Hole Cut

Fun Fact: Ten of the 14 Ontario competed in at least one Golf Ontario championship.

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Tickets for the 2024 RBC Canadian Open are available here. Children aged 12-and-under get free admission with a ticketed adult.